Female service user experiences of secure care and the qualities they value in nursing staff.

Ratcliffe, Joanne Marie (2019). Female service user experiences of secure care and the qualities they value in nursing staff. University of Birmingham. Foren.Clin.Psy.D.

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Abstract

This thesis contains two volumes and is submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of Doctorate of Forensic and Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham.

Volume I is a research component and consists of three chapters. The first paper is a systematic literature review and synthesis of fourteen qualitative studies exploring female service users’ views and experiences of secure care. Three overarching themes that were important to women receiving secure care were identified: ‘Safety and Containment’, ‘Empowerment and Acceptance’ and ‘Making Change’.

The second chapter is an empirical study utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore the qualities valued in nursing staff working with women with Borderline Personality Disorder, from the perspectives of service users and managers of a specialist secure service. The analysis produced three major themes that captured the views of both participant groups: ‘Therapeutic Relationships’, ‘Approach and Manner’ and ‘Coping in a Challenging Environment’.

The final part is a public domain briefing document, offering a brief and accessible summary of the first two chapters.

Volume II is a clinical component comprising five Forensic and Clinical Practice Reports (FCPR) that reflect work completed on placements over the course of training.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.Clin.Psy.D.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Stenfert Kroese, BizaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jones, ChristopherUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Licence: All rights reserved All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/9654

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